Here's how to overcome a cold

Nothing is more frustrating to a triathlete than losing valuable training time and having to stay in bed. Here are 10 tips on how to prevent annoying colds and flu bugs at any time of the year.

| January 21, 2017 | TRAINING

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Tip 1: Get smart

Understanding colds is the first step to preventing them. Because of the name it's easy to think that colds come from being cold. This infectious disease is actually caused by viruses. These pathogens require three prerequisites to attack a human being effectively: firstly, they have to be present in sufficient numbers, secondly find an entry point into the body and, thirdly, the virus must defeat the immune system.